What is a Wisdom Tooth?
The average adult mouth has 32 teeth, four of which are wisdom teeth (also called third molars). These are the last teeth to emerge from the gums and are found at the back of the mouth. This normally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25, but it can occur at any moment.
Some people do not obtain all of their wisdom teeth, and not all wisdom teeth create difficulties. You may only suffer little discomfort if there is enough space in your mouth for the tooth to fit and come through normally.
Your dentist may offer wisdom teeth removal surgery as a remedial or preventive measure if these teeth are causing issues.